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In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's acquisition and use of a computer installed at the Ships Parts Control Center. In 1979, the Corps of Engineers leased this computer under the foreign military sales program to support the Saudi Arabian Naval Expansion Program. Later the Navy acquired the computer for a project.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of the Navy 1. The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that Saudi Arabia is advised of the Navy's use of the computer while it was being leased with Saudi funds.
Closed - Implemented
The Navy advised the Saudis on September 26, 1984, and is reimbursing them $39,000 for the computer's use.

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